Yu Minzhong (Chinese: ; pinyin: Mǐnzhōng, 1714–1779) was an official of the Qing Dynasty, who served as chief grand councilor for part of the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. Yu Minzhong was a native of Jintan, Jiangsu province. In 1737, he became a Zhuangyuan of the Imperial examination.[1] Before his appointment as chief grand councilor, he served as an editor and scribe to the emperor.[1] During his tenure as chief grand councilor, a significant rise in corruption occurred.[1]

Yu Minzhong
Chief Grand Councillor
In office
Preceded byLiu Tongxun
Succeeded byAgui
Grand Councillor
In office
1760 – 1779
(as the Chief Grand Councillor since 1773)
Grand Secretary of the Wenhua Hall
In office
Assistant Grand Secretary
In office
Minister of Revenue
In office
27 January 1766 – 17 September 1773
Serving with Arigūn (until 1769), Guwamboo (1769–1770), Surne (since 1770)
Preceded byLiu Lun
Succeeded byWang Jihua
Personal details
Jintan, Jiangsu, China
Died1779 (aged 64–65)
Beijing, China
NationalityQing Empire


  1. ^ a b c R. Kent Guy, Qing Governors and Their Provinces: The Evolution of Territorial Administration in China, 1644-1796, University of Washington Press, 2010
  • Hummel, Arthur W. Sr., ed. (1943). "Yü Min-chung" . Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing Period. United States Government Printing Office.